The Hallberg Rassy 31 is a great example of quality design and building practices coming together to create a high quality small cruiser with comfort and performance normally associated with a much larger boat. The boat buying public obviously agreed with the model enjoying a production run spanning 18 years and 356 hulls being produced during that time. With a modern underwater hull profile and fractional rig the hull is very capable and offers rewarding performance under sail while being safe and predictable. As you would expect from HR the quality of fit out below decks is of the highest quality with extensive use of richly varnished mahogany joinery work combined with light upholstery creating a traditional feeling yet light and spacious interior for a boat of just 31’. With accommodation in comfort for crew of 6.
Canto has been owned by the current owners since 2003 and has been based on the west coast of Scotland throughout the ownership; extensively cruising the western isles. The boat is current lying ashore, offered with a full inventory ready for cruising she is reluctantly offered for sale only due to advancing years.
GRP moulded hull and deck mouldings laminate with isophthalic polyester resin and gelcoat using a traditional hand lay-up. Hull finished in trademark HR colours with blue sheerband above the integrated rubbing strake. The hull below the waterline was cleaned back to the original gelcoat in 2011 and has been heavily scrubbed after coming ashore each year since with very little antifouling build up currently on the hull.
Fractional sloop rig with all spars and fittings as per original specification and manufactured by Selden. All spars of silver anodised alloy construction, slab reefing boom, whisker pole and gas sprung kicker included. All rigging of stainless steel construction with roll swage terminated ends. All halyards and 2 reefing lines for main lead aft to cockpit and controlled via coachroof mounted Lewmar jammers.
When new the boat was rigged with a Profurl roller boom. This system was changed for conventional slab reefing in 2007 with a new boom, running rigging, sail and cover to suit. The original Profurl boom, mast track, sail and other components are available should any buyer wish to convert back to the roller boom set-up.
The decks and cockpit are finished in a laid teak deck with the coachroof being of moulded fiberglass with a gelcoat finish, the coachroof top has a moulded non-slip pattern. A stout deep moulded, alloy toerail runs the full length.
Twin stemhead rollers allow storage of the Spade anchor and mooring simultaneously. Mounted aft of the sizable chain locker the Lewmar electric windlass is fitted with chain gypsy and capstan drum, controlled by deck mounted foot switches.
Wide side decks run aft making moving around the deck easy for crew in all weathers. Robust solid timber handrails are fitted the full length of the coachroof forward of the windscreen and substantial deck mounted stanchions support the guardwires providing the crew with as much protection as possible.
A fixed windscreen with partial sprayhood combine with deep moulded coamings to shelter the cockpit and provide crew with protection in poor weather. All lines lead aft are controlled via banks of clutches either side of the companionway. The cockpit is spacious for a boat of its size, the pedestal and helm positioned well aft.
As you would expect from a quality builder such as Hallberg Rassy the quality of interior fit out is of the highest standard through out. The extensive use of high quality solid mahogany, finished in a deep satin varnish combined with the clever use of lighter fabric upholstery creates a very traditional yet light and spacious feeling interior.
The forepeak provides a large double V-berth with infill section converting to a full width double. With the infill removed a clear standing area is provided aft. Storage is provided in overhead shelves running the full length of the berth along the hull side. A large opening deck hatch floods the cabin with natural light.
The main saloon has a very traditional feel and with light pouring in through the portlights the space feels very open and comfortable creating the illusion of being on a far larger boat. Bench style settees run down wither side of the cabin with the stout drop leaf saloon table being centrally mounted in the cabin. Both seating units convert into generously sized single berths with the seat back lifting up to provide additional berth width; both berths also are fitted with lee cloths for use at sea. Storage is provided throughout the saloon with a variety of lockers overhead, the space beneath the starboard settee has been utilised for the installation of a 120ltr auxiliary fuel tank.
Aft of the main saloon to port is the L-shaped galley with double stainless steel sink, 2 burner gas cooker, top loading fridge and a good assortment of storage lockers.To starboard of the galley is the very well equipped nav station with large chart table, bosuns locker and easily accessible navigation instrumentation.
The heads compartment is located to starboard of the companionway. Finished in white throughout the whole compartment is water proof and easily cleaned with the shower head. Fitted out with marine toilet, discharging overboard or through the holding tank, sink and vanity unit with hot and cold running water and shower head.
The aft cabin is accessed through a door to port of the companionway immediately aft of the galley. The cabin provides a large double bunk hanging locker and additional overhead storage shelf.
2 cylinder naturally aspirated Volvo Penta MD2020C diesel engine, located in dedicated sound insulated engine space beneath companionway steps. Easy access to engine from front end with steps removed or aft via large access panel in aft cabin. Saildrive type sterngear with 3 blade bronze folding propeller.
"Sailing with safety and comfort at a good speed are the main characteristics offered by the HR31. This medium displacement modern hull is fitted with efficient keel, rudder and a modern comprehensive fractional rig. The result is a boat, which can cope with all weather conditions safely, and will also give the owner and his family many hours of pleasant sailing.
For yachtsmen not interested in the latest racing gimmicks bu in a proper 9.5 metre boat with a more than respectable speed, with good cruising attributes, the HR31 will be very hard to beat."
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.